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Kylian Mbappe “Convinced” by “Political and Business Influence”: Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez -by Ecork

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said that Kylian Mbappe decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain because he was “embarrassed” after being put on “political and economic leave”. But when asked about the possibility of Mbappe joining Real Madrid in the future, Perez kept the door open for the 23-year-old. “This Mbappe is not my Mbappe,” Perez said. “But if you change, who knows? Life takes a thousand.”

Mbappe surprised Real Madrid last month by writing a move to the Santiago Bernabeu in favor of signing a new three-year deal with PSG, with a reported salary of between 40 and 50 million euros ($ 41.6 million to $ 52 million).

“They trained him to be a leader, not just for the football team, but for the management,” Perez told Spanish television program El Chiringuito on Thursday.

“We realized that it was not Mbappe we wanted to bring in – but the result of the influence under him changed his dream.

“If a child is called by a national president, it certainly has an impact on him … which has a huge impact. But he can succeed at Real Madrid, as Zidane did, and is also a source of pride for the president. The president of his country. “

Perez believes Mbappe has been heavily influenced by French and Qatari political pressure, due to the involvement of French President Emmanuel Macron, and PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who is also chairman of Qatar Sports Investments.

“I think the pressure can be very strong in politics,” Perez said.

“That, with money and giving leadership has changed your mind. You have a hard time. When you get into panic, you try to get out of this as quickly as possible, I can understand that. But what I could not understand the King of Spain calling a Spanish football team to tell him to stop an actor.

“There are two states, one is Qatar and the other is France,” Perez continued. “I’ve been here since 2000 and I’ve never seen it before, that a president of a state is calling a player. He could be a world player and not play in France, like (Zinedine) Zidane or (Karim ) Benzema. “

Asked a second time about joining Mbappe in the future, Perez said: “I tell you quietly, that life is not over.”

Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund but by the time Mbappe opted to stay at PSG, Haaland has joined Manchester City.

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“It has nothing to do with it. We have the best forward in the world (Benzema) so this situation is not compatible with Haaland,” Perez said.

(This story has not been edited by an NDTV staff and is automatically generated from an integrated feed.)

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